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July 18th, 2015
Episode 599 of 1440 episodes
Nigel Milsom's portrait of his friend, the Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet - who defended the artist in court - has won the Archibald Prize. It's not the most sympathetic portrait ever painted with at least one critic describing the dark almost monochromatic work as 'vampiric'.